Wednesday, May 4, 2022

May activities—biking, tides, flowers and more!

Flowers are blooming and bikes are being dusted off as we roll into May. Just in time to cash in my Mom's Day coupons for one free activity of my choosing from each kiddo! 

Here's a list of activities I've found so far that are happening this month and plan to update it weekly. Have something to share, please let me know.


2022 Peony Festival—May 7-8th / 10AM-4PM
Seattle Chinese Garden@South Seattle College
6000 16th Ave SW
Lion Dance at noon, arts and craft activities, information talks and trees available to purchase. 

Free but donations welcome.

FIT4MOM Mother's Day Celebration on Alki—Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7
Free events but donations (diapers, wipes, monetary) for Westside Baby are welcome. Plus goodie bags and raffle prizes. Please pre-enroll and feel free to share this with any of your friends.
• Friday: 9:30AM—Stroller event
• Saturday: 7:30AM—5K Fun Run and HIIT Body Boost / 9AM—prenatal FIT4BABY

Free Comic Book Day—Saturday, May 7 Added 5/4/22
Tails to Astonish / 4850 California Ave SW, Suite 101
Read about this new shop and the event in this post on the WS Blog.

May is National Bike Month and there are several local events happening. 


  • The next round of low tides (-1.5 or lower) that are best for exploring start Sunday, 5/15 through Saturday, 5/21. 
  • The Seattle Aquarium's Beach Naturalist Programwhere volunteers will be at two local beaches to answer questions, starts Sunday, 5/29 and runs through August. Their website has a PDF of locations and dates. 
  • See my post from last year for links to tide charts, a map of the best beaches for exploring and tips/beach etiquette. 


  • Highland Park Spray ParkScheduled to open Saturday, May 28th
    1100 SW Cloverdale
    See this post on WS Blog that also includes info on wading pools and summer swim lessons.
  • Seattle Parks and Rec—Upcoming registration dates
    • May 10th: Spring Activities (Term 3)
    • May 24th: Summer Activities
  • Duwamish Boat Tours with Duwamish River Community Coalition Added 5/9/22
    Learn about the history of the river, the ongoing cleanup efforts and all the advocacy work being done during this two-hour free tour.